I recently returned from the IECA tour of Arizona colleges and universities and had a chance to dig into the academics and environment of several choices popular with Seattle students. Touring colleges with a group of experienced counselors means that in addition to hearing from the admissions office, knowledge is compounded with anecdotes from counselors […]
April was busy, with lots of college visits on the agenda. My visits started in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley at Bard College. This rural campus is 90 miles north of New York City and has a strong sense of community with faculty living nearby and engaging in activities on campus. Most students live on […]
I recently returned from the IECA conference in Orlando, Florida. The first three days included tours of seven colleges and universities, followed by conference sessions and a college fair for IECA consultants. Our first visit was to Emby-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, a high-powered, modern, all-things-aeronautical university offering programs such as flight training, engineering, security, […]
The University of Aberdeen (Scotland) hosted a comprehensive three-day counselor tour, providing invaluable information regarding their programs, facilities, students and faculty. Aberdeen is a very vibrant and international city, in large part due to the university and the development of natural resources offshore. Approximately 20 percent of the students are international, with North American sending […]
I began my tour through the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York at the University of Rochester, a small research university located in a beautiful setting near the city of Rochester. More information is available in an earlier summary of a University of Rochester representative’s presentation in my office. This small, private research university […]
SCAD The University for Creative Careers Formerly known as the Savannah College of Art and Design, SCAD offers students a full range of creative and artistic areas of study. SCAD has campuses in Savannah, Hong Kong, Atlanta, and Lacoste, France. I toured several programs and the very modern dormitories located throughout Savannah (the largest campus), […]
Mark your calendar for the 2017 UW Engineering Discovery Days. This is your opportunity to explore all kinds of engineering options and think out of the box with hands-on projects. Engineering means many things to many people, see what it means to you!
The Common Application announced a new set of prompts for the upcoming application season. For the first time, there will be seven choices. You can read more about these choices here. 1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. […]
Created by a University of Washington professor, and offered free online through Coursera, this short course helps students and parents prepare successfully for the transition to college. Included are strategies for success and things to think about early in your college career. You can read more here.
The Coalition Application has expanded it’s membership and now include many more universities, including the University of Washington. Some universities may choose to use their own application, The Common Application and/or The Coalition Application–lots of choices! The Coalition Application essay prompts for the upcoming 2017-2018 have been announced, with no changes from the previous admissions season: […]
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